So, you've done the juice cleanse, sworn off all sugar for 30 days, paid good money to do yoga in a 105-degree room, and tried incorporating black-colored foods made with charcoal. Your credit card statement says you should be fully detoxed by now, but your energy levels tell a very different story.
If you're feeling frustrated by the cyclical nature of your detoxification efforts, you're not alone. That's because detoxification is much more than anything a singular product or a week's worth of hardcore effort can offer. This is true for a couple of reasons: first, detoxification should never be overly aggressive. Any change in personal homeostasis should be fairly gradual to allow your body to heal naturally and adjust back to an optimum state. While many products are designed with this in mind, using them in a short-term format dramatically negates their effects. In other words, drinking one detox smoothie once won't hurt you, but it probably won't do very much to help all on its own.
The second factor to ineffective detoxification is far less in our control: our environment. It isn't abnormal for the average person to be exposed to thousands (and many times much more) of toxins a day, including cancerous levels of arsenic, dioxins and DDE. So, while kicking back a spirulina shot may help remove some of this dangerous chemical debris from your body, it's not like those toxins are gone forever.